Plucky Parents

Expecting & Newborn to Age 4

Maintaining domestic harmony can feel overwhelming when your furbaby doesn't know what to make of a crying newborn or a curious preschooler.  Plucky Parents training integrates consultation, hands-on training, and humane education to address the common challenges that arise when raising young children and dogs together.  I help you implement practical strategies to ensure your dog is successful in a busy household.

Imagine your dog...

  • Lays quietly in a designated spot while you feed your baby.
  • Leaves a tempting pacifier that drops to the ground.
  • Keeps four paws on the floor while you enter the house with a toddler in one arm and groceries in the other.

Family Training

Age 5 & Up

Plucky Paws values the unique contributions of children and crafts creative solutions to meet the specific training needs of each family.  I engage kids with age-appropriate training exercises and fun educational content.  Everyone benefits when the entire family participates in training, and a consistent environment helps improve your dog's behavioral wellbeing.

Imagine your dog...

  • Enjoys playtime that is exciting yet safe, with functional training built right in.
  • Chews on his designated toys, instead of the children's treasured stuffed animals.
  • Is cared for by all members of the household.


Family-Friendly Package

  • Assessment & 6 Sessions $490.00
  • Assessment & 9 Sessions $700.00

Training package sessions last one hour, at the hourly rate of $70.00.  The diagnostic assessment may be purchased as a stand-alone session for $75.00.  A payment plan option is available for a fee of $25.00. All training packages include free email support.